Washington, July 16 (ANI): Thanks to a NASA website, people around the world would now be able to hear conversations between the crew of the Apollo 11 mission, which were done when the microphone was off.
As Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins flew on Apollo 11 to a lunar landing in July 1969, the world heard communications between the crew and Mission Control live as they happened.
But, Earth did not hear the private conversations between Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins, although they were recorded aboard the Command Module Columbia and Lunar Module Eagle.
Those conversations now are available on the Internet on the website www.nasa.gov.
All the Apollo spacecraft had onboard voice recorders, activated during much of each mission to record the crew's conversations.
The transcripts of those recordings were publicly released in the mid-1970s. Only recently were the actual onboard audio recordings from Apollo 11 digitized and made available on the Web. (ANI)